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This article is about the stage musical version of "The Madness of King Scar".
You may be looking for the similar deleted song.


The Madness of King Scar
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General Information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

John Vickery
Geoff Hoyle
Heather Headley
Tracy Nicole Chapman
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Kevin Cahoon

Released

November 13, 1997

Track

13

Length

5:36

Usage Information
Album

The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Appearances

The Stage Musical

Sample
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Madness of King Scar.ogg 

"The Madness of King Scar" is a song from The Lion King stage musical that is sung by Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Zazu, and Nala. In this song, King Scar worries about not being favored among the Pride Landers while dealing with the problems mentioned by the hyenas and Nala. On top of that, Scar is driven mad by the delusions he has of Mufasa's ghost. To calm his mental illness, Zazu suggests Scar gets a queen, which leads Scar to choose Nala so they can produce cubs. However, she scratches him across the face as an act of refusal.

Lyrics

BrodwayHyenaClan

The hyenas

Vickery

John Vickery as Scar

Zazu-hat

Geoff Hoyle as Zazu

Heather

Heather Headly as Adult Nala

Scar (spoken):
Zazu, why am I not loved?

Scar (sung):
(Sung) I am that rare and awesome thing
I'm every inch a king
Yet I feel a twinge of doubt
As I go walk about

Hyenas (spoken):
Hey, boss!

Scar (sung):
When my name is whispered through the pride
Is this talk of love or regicide?

Shenzi (spoken):
Reggie who?

Scar (sung):
Tell me I'm adored
Please tell me I'm adored

Hyenas (spoken):
Hey, boss!

Scar (spoken):
Oh, what is it?

Banzai (spoken):
We got a bone to pick with you.

Shenzi (spoken):
There's no food, no water..

Banzai (spoken):
Yeah. It's dinnertime, and there ain't no stinkin' entrées!

Scar (spoken):
You and your petty complaints! You don't know what real hunger is!
Day after day it gnaws at the very core of my being.

Banzai (spoken):
I had that once. It was worms.

Scar (spoken):
No, no, no... it's like an itch... deep, persistent, profound...

Banzai (spoken):
That's it, worms! When they get really bad all you gotta do is... hunker down and scoot.

Scar (spoken):
Thanks for the tip. Ingrates! If it weren't for me you'd be beating off buzzards for your next bite!

Hyenas (sung):
Yeah, you're our savior, thanks a bunch
But how about some lunch?
It doesn't matter if it's fresh
I need a fix of flesh
My bones have moved to where they've never been
They are on the outside looking in

Scar (spoken):
Are you blaming me?!

Hyenas (spoken):
Oh no, it's the lionesses.

Scar (spoken):
Oh.

Hyenas (sung):
You are so adored
You are so adored!

Scar (spoken):
That's more like it!

Hyenas (sung):
But what I'd give for one more hit
Of wildebeest kielbasa
Or maybe hornbill on the spit..

Zazu (spoken):
Oh, how I miss Mufasa!

Scar (spoken):
Mufasa?! Mufasa?! How dare you! I told you never to mention that name!

Zazu (spoken):
Note taken. I shall never mention "M-m-m" again.

Scar (spoken):
Even in death, his shadow looms over me.
There he is!
No! There he is!
And there!

Zazu (spoken):
Calm yourself, Sire, or you'll get another one of your splitting headaches!

Scar (sung):
I am perfectly fine!
I'm better than Mufasa was
I'm revered
I am reviled
I'm idolized
I am despised
I'm keeping calm
I'm going wild!
I tell myself I'm fine
Yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am, no you're not
I tell myself I'm fine
No you're not, yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am
No you're not
Yes I am, no, who am I talking to...?

Zazu (spoken):
Oh, pull yourself together, Sire!

Scar (spoken):
Oh, very well. Zazu? Zazu, Zazu, Zazu...?

Zazu (spoken):
Yes, Sire?

Scar (spoken):
Nobody loved me, there's the rub, not even as a cub.
What did my brother have that I don't have?

Zazu (spoken):
Do you want the short list or the long?

Scar (spoken):
Whatever!

Zazu (spoken):
Well, he had adoring subjects... a loving family... a devoted queen...

Scar (spoken):
That's it! I need a queen!

Zazu (spoken):
A what?

Scar (spoken):
A queen, man! A queen! Without a queen, what am I? A dead end, no line, no descendants,
no future. With a queen, I'll have.. cubs. Immortality will be mine! Immortality will be mine!

Nala (spoken):
Scar.

Scar (spoken):
Ah, Nala... Your timing couldn't have been more perfect. My how you've grown!

Nala (spoken):
Scar, you have to do something. We're being forced to overhunt!

Scar (sung):
She's got those assets feminine

Nala (spoken):
You're the king. Control the hyenas.

Scar (sung):
I have to make her mine

Nala (spoken):
You're destroying the Pride Lands!

Scar (sung):
Nobility in every gene

Nala (spoken):
If we don't stop now.. Don't you see...

Scar (sung):
She has to be my queen

Nala (spoken):
...there's still a chance for things to be all right again...

Scar (sung):
Come, sweet Nala
It's written in the stars

Nala (spoken):
What are you doing? Are you listening to me?

Scar (sung):
We'll create a host of little Scars

Nala (spoken):
What are you talking about?

Scar (sung):
Tell me I'm adored

Nala (spoken):
Get away from me!

Scar (sung/spoken):
Tell me I'm adored (grunts after being scratched across the face by Nala)
Oh, Nala... you know how I loathe violence... One way or another, you will be mine.

Nala (spoken):
Never, Scar. Never!

Scar (sung):
You belong to me
You all belong to me!

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